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Bringing laurels to the travel trade

The National Tourism Awards, held on September 27, 2017, acknowledged the importance of tourism in the country and honoured those who strive hard to make India travel experiences truly incredible. TRAVTALK finds out from winners how this accolade inspires them to ensure inclusive tourism as well as economic development. TT …

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Aviation Academy gets a new campus

In a bid to offer a wholesome training facility for the aviation industry, IAA’s new campus was inaugurated in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, recently by P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation. NISHA VERMA Union civil aviation minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated a new campus of Indian …

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GST deliberations power up conference

Over 300 UNIGLOBE travel professionals from across South Asia gathered at Imagica, Mumbai, to Feel the Power of valuable insights, networking and celebration of individual and collective achievements. TT BUREAU The recently concluded 12th Annual UNIGLOBE Regional Conference and Excellence Awards, was hosted at Imagica in Mumbai. Themed ‘Feel the …

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Ras Al Khaimah spellbinds travel trade

Ras Al Khaimah hosted the 3rd OTOAI Annual Convention where the travel trade discussed new opportunities and efficient use of technology in tourism to allow its members to implement it to grow business. Attendees at the convention share their experiences of the destination with TRAVTALK. ANKITA SAXENA FROM RAS AL …

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Is India all set to play host to MICE?

The industry needs to look at why India hasn’t been able to reverse the MICE traffic and bring in more and more events to India. Six stakeholders speak their mind on this issue and suggest ways to improve the same. HAZEL JAIN Sandeep Ramakrishnan, Director, Consumer Links Marketing MICE in …

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Millennials to bring change in tourism

Thomas Cook India recently held the second edition of its India Travel Summit in New Delhi, which according to Madhavan Menon, Chairman and Managing Director, Thomas Cook India (TCI), is the perfect platform to discuss and deliberate on issues affecting the travel and tourism industry. TT BUREAU Q: What are …

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Marriages made in outbound heaven

The wedding market is growing at an exponential rate, estimated to grow by at least 20-25 per cent in the next 2-3 years. Indians are now travelling far and wide to celebrate their special day. Tourism industry players and wedding planners reveal the changing trends and popular destinations for this …

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B for budget & BOHO

Travel Boutique Online (TBO) along with Boho Hospitality launched its first budget hotel – Tatsa by BOHO – in Rishikesh and the next hotel will be launched in a few months in Delhi. This new chain of budget hotels aims to serve the millennials and provide them with a comfortable, …

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Iris Reps keen on aggressive expansion

Having completed five years this June, Iris Reps has grown its client portfolio over the years with a recent addition of five new clients. Mumbai-based Iris Reps India has completed its five-year milestone this June 2017 but it is not resting on its laurels. “This is just the beginning and …

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Focus on innovative packaging

With new rail packages targeting specific segments, Pacific Travels is on a growth path, claims Nasir Zaidi, Managing Partner, Pacific Travels. Since its inception in 1968, Pacific Travels has emerged as one of the top B2B operators in India. Talking about the company, Nasir Zaidi says, “Pacific Travels offers diversified …

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